|"Within Our Gates"  - Oscar Micheaux|
February in the United States celebrates "Black History Month" and thus this offering by Oscar Micheaux..."Within Our Gates" . It is a powerful narrative of an era long gone and exemplifies the ugliness of racial prejudice, injustice, and philosophically the collective conscience of mob mentality and loss of identity. Wikipedia... Within Our Gates (1920) is a silent race film that dramatically expresses the racial situation in America during the violent years of Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan,...
Keywords: Afro-American cinema; Jim Crow; mob mentality; Oscar Micheaux; prejudice; racism
Downloads: 1,368 (1 review)
|Washing Clothes - KingWaylon - King of Vintage|
A lovely French classic from the 1920s. Silent but with music. Two Young women put up a washing line, strip off and wash their clothes. Excellant quality considering how old the film is. A pleasure to watch.
Keywords: Stripper - Strippers - Stag - Burlesque
Downloads: 19,907 (2 reviews)
|Way Down East - D.W. Griffith|
One of D.W Griffith's better films. It is particularly noteworthy for the great scene of the rescue from the ice at the end of the film. 1920 It is a silent.
Keywords: Griffith; silent; classic
Downloads: 2,626 (3 reviews)
|West of Hot Dog|
Silent western starring Stan Laurel before he teamed up with Oliver Hardy. Note: This movie can only be viewed properly using the VLC player. You can download it for free here: http://www.videolan.org/.
Keywords: Stan Laurel; western, comedy
Downloads: 232,108 (5 reviews)
|What Shall We Do With Our Old? - D.W. Griffith|
This is a D.W. Griffith melodrama from 1911 dealing with an old carpenter and his wife after he loses his job. Supposedly based on a real incident. An argument for Social Security. W. Chrystie Miller plays the old carpenter.
Keywords: age; elderly; pensions
|Why Change Your Wife? - Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky|
From IMDb: Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort. Stars: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, and Bebe Daniels
Keywords: Comedy; Romance
|Wife and Auto Trouble - Keystone Film Company|
Plot taken from IMDb: A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law. Cast: William Collier Sr. (a meek husband), Blanche Payson (his wife), Joseph Belmont (his brother-in-law), Alice Davenport (his mother-in-law), Mae Busch (a speedy stenographer).
Keywords: comedy; short; Mack Sennett
|Within Our Gates - Oscar Micheaux|
Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.
Keywords: African-American; black
Downloads: 4,714 (2 reviews)
|Wolf Blood 1925|
The oldest remaining werewolf movie. A silent feature. Dick Bannister is the new field boss of the Ford Logging Company, a Canadian logging-crew during a time when conflicts with the powerful Consolidated Lumber Company, a bitter rival company, have turned bloody, like a private war. His boss, Miss Edith Ford, comes to inspect the lumberjack camp, bringing her doctor fiancÃ© with her. Dick is attacked by his rivals and left for dead...
Keywords: werewolf; wolf; horror; silent; horror; fantasy; fiction; movie
Downloads: 12,173 (4 reviews)
|Women's Styles - Harry S. Palmer|
From "Keeping Up with the Joneses" 1915 Black and white Animation Silent with music bed "From a series begun in September 1915 based on the Keeping Up with the Joneses newspaper comic by "Pop" Momand. The films begin with "out of the inkwell" drawings of the sort seen in Winsor McCay films and later elaborated by Max Fleischer. Like other comic strips and animated films of the era, notably Bringing Up Father (published from 1912; filmed 1916-18), Keeping Up with the Joneses features a husband op...
Keywords: Silent film; Animation; Harry S. Palmer
|Wright Brothers First Flight|
Short video clip of Wright Brothers' first flight
Keywords: Wright; Brothers; first; flight
Downloads: 5,395 (1 review)
|WW1-ChateauThierry - US Army Signal Corps.|
WW1 footage telecined from 35mm film circa 1917 made by the US Army Signal Corp.
Keywords: World War 1
Downloads: 8,981 (2 reviews)